by Nadine Pickard
The Kemptville Wildcats Junior Boys have wrapped up their Little League season in District 2. Games were played in South East Ottawa and locally at South Gower Park. New opponents and new diamonds jazzed up their schedule and the boys held their own throughout the season.
Two of the our three Junior teams went head to head in the B-side semi finals, with Junior 3 coming out on top to advance to the finals against East Nepean.
Two errors in the 1st inning allowed East Nepean to score 2 runs. The 2nd saw an exchange of runs bringing the score to 3-1. A strong rally with great pitching and excellent fielding allowed the Wildcats to hold the Eagles back with 4 scoreless innings.
The Wildcats found their groove in the bottom of the 5th to score 3 runs and take the lead 4-3. Top of the 6th, the Wildcats shut down the Eagles, 3 up 3 down. The bottom of the inning saw the Wildcats bats come alive, with 5 runs scored to clinch the Win.
This was a great season for our older boys; the Juniors followed the Seniors’ lead and they too made their presence known in District 2, taking the B Championship in their first showing.
Great job by the players and excellent coaching staff. Enjoy your Summer!